Word of Mouth: Charlotte, North Carolina

Cultural gems across the southeastern city

Charlotte is not the state of North Carolina’s capital, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it was. Known as the Queen City (for Queen Charlotte, who it was named after), the southeastern hub’s skyline rises with ever-taller towers each year—a transformation aligned with an explosive growth in population. Real gems worthy of the buzz around Charlotte, however, are far lower to the ground, tucked into …

Word of Mouth: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

A quaint capital city on the coast of the picturesque province

Many may owe their daydreams of Prince Edward Island to childhood nostalgia pertaining to the Anne of Green Gables novels, or to enchanting images—seen once and never forgotten—of the Maritime province’s lighthouses or rolling farmland. While these wisps of memories might act as motivating factors in planning a visit, it’s worth observing that amidst the picturesque Canadian region’s pastoral pleasures sits the capital, Charlottetown—a historic harbor city …

Word of Mouth: Andalusia, Spain

Take a culinary road trip around this charming region

Anchored by the towns of Seville and Granada, Andalusia extends along Spain’s southern coast and is defined by two historically significant delicacies: sherry and jamón ibérico de bellota, ham from free-range pigs that feed on acorns in the surrounding UNESCO-protected forests. Once you’ve checked off the gateway cities’ main sights like the Alcázar castle and Alhambra palace, embark on a food-fueled road trip through the …